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Our Featured Portland, OR Partner:

Pawsitively Pit Bull Inc. Services

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Oregon, Washington & Idaho

About Our Rescue Group:

After meeting in Portland in 1998, we began adopting rescued dogs from area shelters and got our first pit bull in 2000. We continued to rescue pit bulls and decided to focus solely on helping this wonderful breed. Traveling to Hawaii in 2003 and visiting with the Maui Humane Society resulted in bringing a pit bull back with them, and helped us to finalize our plans for starting a non-profit pit bull rescue and sanctuary in Portland.

Later in 2003 we officially founded Pawsitively Pit Bull Inc. Services, doing rehabilitation, foster care, outreach, adoptions, training, boarding, and rescue. PPBIS was set up as a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue and sanctuary. Our Board of Directors was elected and networking with local agencies strengthened. We strive to change the negative stereotype of the pit bull and continue to rescue and rehabilitate pit bulls in need.

We only take in hi-needs Pit Bulls, meaning pit bulls with medical issues, have suffered severe abuse, are at a shelter and on the Euthinasia list and court cases. We do not take owners surrenders. If you are looking for a new home for your pit bull we suggest going to

Our Adoption Process:

$50 non-refundable application fee and $200 adoption Fee.

*18 years or older.
*The Pit Bull is for you and not being given as a Gift
*The Pit Bull is to be returned to Pawsitively Pit Bull if I am unable to keep theanimal for any reason.
*The Pit Bull will not be used for any illegal activities.
*Must not locate to a municipality where pit bull presence is illegal.
*Pawsitively Pit Bull will do outreach at least two times in the six months post adoption to see how the placement is going.
*Home inspection.
Pawsitively Pit Bull must meet of all family members with the prospective pit bull.
*False information is an automatic denial for adoption and forfeiture of the adoption application fee.
*Fenced Yard

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.